The hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors will be touring the UK in a brand new tour which will open at the Bournemouth Pavilion on the 4th August.
This quirky and charming 1950’s musical follows the story of Seymour the assistant at Mushnik’s Flower Shop in downtrodden Skid Row, who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant. He names it Audrey Two in order to impress glamorous Audrey, the shop assistant he’s secretly in love with. But Audrey Two has a mind of its own, and soon grows into a bad-tempered, foul-mouthed carnivore with an appetite that can’t be satisfied. Seymour must keep the meals coming to stop his prized plant from wilting, but how far is he willing to go to get the girl of his dreams?
It has also been announced that Rhydian, who rose to fame on the X Factor, will play The Dentist, Orin Scrivello.
Little Shop of Horrors opened on Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 before moving to the Orpheum Theatre Off-Broadway, where it ran for five years. It has won numerous awards including the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical.
The most recent London revival was in 2006 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, starring Sheridan Smith as Audrey.
Little Shop of Horrors features music by legendary composer Alan Menken, best known for his iconic Walt Disney film scores including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.
The production is directed by Tara Wilkinson (Associate Director of Motown the Musical, Memphis and Sunday in the Park With George), with choreography by Matthew Cole. It is presented by Sell a Door Theatre Company and Damien Tracey Productions.
Further casting is yet to be announced. The tour dates are as follows:
Thursday 4 – Saturday 13 August 2016 :Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 August 2016 :Llandudno, Venue Cymru
Monday 22 – Saturday 27 August 2016: Wimbledon New Theatre
Tuesday 30 August – Saturday 4 September 2016:Belfast Opera House
Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 September 2016: New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 September 2016: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 September 2016: Lichfield Garrick Theatre
Tuesday 27 September – Saturday 1 October 2016: Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Monday 3 – Saturday 8 October 2016: New Theatre, Cardiff
Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 October 2016: Bridlington Spa
Monday 17 – Saturday 22 October 2016: Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 November 2016: Grand Theatre, Blackpool
To book tickets for some of the venues on the tour, visit ATG Tickets.